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Latitude: 51.8151 / 51°48'54"N
Longitude: -0.0291 / 0°1'44"W
OS Eastings: 535957
OS Northings: 214777
OS Grid: TL359147
Mapcode National: GBR KBL.5H5
Mapcode Global: VHGPH.GM0X
Plus Code: 9C3XRX8C+29
Entry Name: Western House
Listing Date: 14 March 1974
Last Amended: 13 September 1995
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1275419
English Heritage Legacy ID: 412293
Location: Ware, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12
Civil Parish: Ware
Built-Up Area: Ware
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Ware
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TL3514NE COLLETT ROAD
829-1/7/57 (North side)
14/03/74 Western House
(Formerly Listed as:
Western House Hospital and Home)
Former workhouse of the Ware Poor Law Institution, now flats.
1839-40, converted to flats 1993-4. Designed by Brown & Herman
(London). Stucco front block has Welsh slated roof behind
Single storey with plinth, frieze and cornice. Central
pedimented portico has outer Doric pillars flanking Greek
Ionic columns, all on plinth broken by central flight of steps
up to glazed 2 fold door and rectangular fanlight in eared
architrave surround. 2 tall 3 light sash windows with glazing
bars between Doric pilasters. Laid out on the panopticon plan,
of Jeremy Bentham. 4 back wings radiating, diagonally to front
wing, from tall central octagon, windows with hinged lights,
glazing bars, reveals, flat arches. Single storey end wings.
(Edwards E and Perman D: Ware's Past In Pictures: Ware: 1991-:
18; Lavender S: Churches, Chapels and Faiths of Ware: Ware:
1989-: 40; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N (rev. Chery B):
Hertfordshire: Harmondsworth: 1977-: 381; Perman D: Ware UD.
List of buildings of special arch or historic interest: 1993-:
17; Ware Tithe Map: 1845-).
Listing NGR: TL3595714777
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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